Program Leader: Associate Professor Gideon Baker
The Centre for Governance and Public Policy has one of the foremost groupings of political philosophers in Australia. This program brings together their research in three core areas. The first and most extensive of these areas is democratic theory, specifically in relation to democratic leadership, cosmopolitanism and deliberative democracy. The second area covers modern political thought, engaging with political thinkers from Machiavelli to Badiou and with modern political ideologies such as anarchism and green political thought. The third theme is in international ethics and non-western political thought, with work on topics such as: cosmopolitan justice; the problem of evil in international relations; the place of emotions and hospitality in international relations; and Confucian political philosophy.